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Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My son and I spent four nights with the Charles family. Right away we felt at home in their traditional, yet modern, home in the small village of Nishiawakura. We ate delicious home-cooked meals, including freshly baked bread from the bakery they built next to their home. My son played with Hiromi and Olivier's sons and local children, while I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I spend 3 nights here which is a great break from the usual big cities tour, and to get a feeling about life in the Japanese countryside. Which is beautiful, great for walking/hiking, there is a good Onsen nearby, and a lovely town where you can get a good impression of live in the 'old' Japan (Ohara). The family is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

My family and I stayed here in August 2014. Despite being told by our travel agent in Los Angeles to go to other areas of Japan to experience the countryside, we decided to go nevertheless. The whole family LOVED this part of our trip. Our hosts were warm and very accomodating. Food was absolutely delicious. Kids even got hot chocolate-yummy!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Hiromi and Charles have created a beautiful, comfortable B&B in the mountains of central Japan, blending the best of Japan and France. In addition to the yoga and bakery they offer to all, Hiromi arranged a bespoke tour of the region. We have met world class Japanese master craftspeople who received us with great kindness, as well as visiting traditional... More 

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1 Thank Susan N
Japan
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240 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The house is renovated beautifully, lovingly taken care of, the hosts are nice, friendly, helpful and most of all care about their village, environment and promoting their area. Both dinner and breakfast were amazing, the hosts went out of their way to show us around and assist us, and it was overall a lovely experience. the area has many interesting... More 

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1 Thank Mish_H50
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is the place to Purify your senses in every way. I was exhausted from travelling round navigating different language, travel systems and change of plans yet Olivier and Hiromi were the most welcoming and helpful hosts ever. Bringing joy to people seems to be their lifes work coz anything I needed they helped to find and exceed my expectations!... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I was traveling in Okayama prefecture and planning to spend a day at Nishiawakura, but didn't have any idea where to stay in this very small mountain village. Fortunately, people from a guesthouse I stayed in Okayama city recommended me Nokishita Toshokan, and, luckily, there was a place for me. Actually, I didn't know what kind of place I am... More 

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1 Thank Lena T
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Nothing was too much trouble and the house was beautiful - all wooden, exquisite. We were offered a varied tourist experience but without it being touristy at all - we were dressed in kimonos, visited a local festival, had a go a making chopsticks at a local carpenters, ate delicious home cooked Japanese food and French patisserie (a Frenchman and... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We visited from UK. Nishiawakura in Okayama is a beautiful countryside looks like an old japanese folktale. It is ideal to combine your busy sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka. It was very relaxing and enjoyable with our 5 years old daughter at that time. The accommodation was a very nice old Japanese family home converted to match modern requirements; clean... More 

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1 Thank HiromiMangano
The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Very warm welcoming hosts in this family owned Bed and Breakfast. Excellent Japanese-made breakfast. Lovely countryside surrounding by mountains, forest and rice fields. When you enter Nokishita Toshokan you experience the daily Japanese way of life of Hiromi & Olivier based on their values and keeping tradition in modern time while remaining in touch with nature. A fusion of culture... More 

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Our Nokishita Toshokan is also an eco-friendly European-style bed and breakfast fully dedicated to the comfort of sensitive and nature-loving travellers.We are located a one-minute walk away from Nishiawakura station on the Chizu Kyuko line, and are conveniently situated for visiting many of the local attractions and sight-seeing spots in the area.Our B&B is the perfect place to enjoy the Japanese countryside at its best; open your heart and our mountains and rivers will share their secrets. For one or more nights, find yourself warmly welcomed into our converted Japanese farmhouse. Our two spacious guest rooms comfortably sleep two people each, and can be converted to accommodate three. Bathrooms are shared, and guests can use the library lounge to relax in. There, you will find a wide range of books in Japanese, English, Spanish and French. We also have a laptop with wireless internet access for you to write home or Twitter your experiences with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nokishita Toshokan

Address: 931 Nagao, Aida-gun, Nishiawakura-son 707-0504, Okayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chugoku > Okayama Prefecture > Aida-gun > Nishiawakura-son
Number of rooms: 3
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“All of the rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles susann988, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely, I especially liked the tatami room.”
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